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53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« on: October 07, 2013, 03:21:00 pm »
Here is a list of the contents of the book by Cyndi O'Meara (nutritionist) & Kim Morrison. It's titled '53 Shades of Chocolate - Delicious and Healthy recipes that include gluten and dairy free!

It is an ebook (well not technically but you download a PDF version of the book) and is ~$15. It has the Thermomix version and also conventional methods for making the recipes.

The book is available for purchase here

Breakfast Recipes
Quinoa Banana Choc Breakfast
Chia Chocolate Porridge page 22
CADAC
Pure Home Made Chocolate

Drinks/Smoothie Recipes
Chocolate Recharge Smoothie
Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Chocolate Very Berry Smoothie
Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
Choc Chai Tea
Shady Chocolate Martini recipe here
Chocolate Liquor

Biscuit Recipes
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Cashew Shortbread
Afghans
Chocolate Macaroons
Chocolate Coconut Cookies page 53
Florentines
Paleo Cacao Anzacs

Slices
Choc Berry Delight
Cacao Protein Bars
Chocolate Crunch Slice
Chocolate Panforte
Hedgehog Slice
Chocolate Coconut Squares
Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Cakes
Chocolate Almond Peppermint Cake
Luscious Fruit Cake with a Chocolate Twist
Rich Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Chia Cake
Chocolate Friands
Chocolate Coconut Butter Cake
Chocolate Fiesta Cake
Chocolate Banana Cake

Dessert
Mental As Anything Chocolate Baked Fruit
Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream
Chocolate Meringue Nest
Chocolate Panna Cotta Recipe here, just click on Recipe
Chocolate Orange Sorbet
Chocolate Custard

Raw Desserts & Treats
Chocolate Banana Blueberry Pie
Chocolate Coconut Truffles
Raw Vegan Chocolate Cream/Ice Cream
Chocolate Protein Nut Balls
Raw Chocolate Treat
Tarnea's Chocolate Banana Frozen Slice
Chocolate Cashew Cheesecake
Raw Chocolate Banana Mousse Cake -recipe here

Sauces & Dips
Hazelnut Chocolate Cream
Nutcacao Spread
Chocolate Cashew Dip
Chocolate Ganache recipe here (scroll down to second recipe)
Chocolate Icing
« Last Edit: March 19, 2014, 06:05:11 pm by Cornish Cream »

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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 03:30:32 pm »
So I finally caved in and bought this book. At ~$15 it certainly didn't cost much but that's probably because it's not a proper professional book. It is a PDF of a Word document with amateur photos. If that means it's cheaper for me, then I don't mind.

There is a Thermomix versiona and conventional cooking method for each recipe, as well as information about chocolate which I have yet to read. The recipes aren't converted properly for a Thermomix in that cup measurements are used instead of weight.

All of the recipes use cacao wafers that can be puchased from the Changing Habits website. I had bought these months ago to try and since I hadn't used them....thought I would just buy the book to use them.

I'll post reviews as I make the recipes until I run out of wafers.

There are also some recipes from the book that are available for people to view now. I'll post the links as I don't know how to embed.

These are healthier recipes made from real chocolate.

http://naturalnewagemum.com/raw-chocolate-banana-mousse-cake-and-a-giveaway/ (scroll down)
http://www.stylingyou.com.au/2013/02/shady-chocolate-martini/


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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 12:29:26 am »
Thanks for posting this Tasty.  I have linked those free recipes + 1 other to your list.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 01:23:53 am »
Thanks Tasty. I didn't even know this existed. Possibly some others don't either.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 05:28:01 am »
Tasty thanks for posting. I am looking forward to your first review. How do you find the cacoa wafers, i am not researching enough( having enough play time) as i hadnt heard of them.
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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 02:08:14 pm »
Bedlam - I wouldn't have known about cacao wafers (I mistakenly called them chocolate wafers) unless I read about them on the Changing Habits website. Basically it's the purest form of chocolate without all the nasties. They are also quite bitter so not nice on their own. They look like large chocolate buttons. I'll try and remember to take a photo and post it tomorrow.

Here is a brief description from the website:   
Cacao Wafers.
This is the cacao bean before the separation into cacao butter and cacao
powder, there is nothing added   It is 100% cacao conveniently made into
small wafers so that you can use them easily for many of your chocolate
recipes.

As for reviews, I have already posted two and will try and make another two by the end of the week, depending on if I have enough wafers.

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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 06:09:25 am »
So these wafers are basically like healthy chocolate melts or cooking chocolate. Here is what they look like:


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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 06:15:19 am »
I must try and get some of these. They would be very useful.

The book looks good too. Will I or won't I?
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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 02:31:23 am »
Tasty,  Do you think I could use good quality chocolate buttons as aim trying to use what I have?

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Re: 53 Shades of Chocolate Ebook
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 02:51:27 am »
Absolutely! I just think these are just that little bit healthier but I'm sure good quality buttons would work too. Let me know how it goes if you try.